Some useful Spacedrive related terminology.


A Library is the database that powers Spacedrive, in which all the metadata and directory structures are saved. Libraries can be synced between devices and a user can have multiple libraries loaded in the Spacedrive app at once. Learn more →


Objects are a fancy name for files, we call them Objects because we identify them uniquely based on a cryptographic hash of the contents. Objects in Spacedrive can come in a wide variety of kinds to provide a broad range of context. Learn more →


Locations are places Spacedrive will look for files, usually a directory on a mounted volume, but could also be a cloud service. Learn more →


A Node is a device or server running an instance of the Spacedrive core. Nodes can host libraries and communicate with other Nodes to sync data. Learn more →

Preview Media

Preview media refers to highly compressed image or video content for an Object. It is generated by Spacedrive and synced between your devices. Learn more →

File Path

The path to a file on a filesystem, for example /home/user/Documents/file.txt or C:\Users\user\Documents\file.txt. In Spacedrive these are either relative to the local filesystem or to a Location.


A Volume is a physical storage device or cloud service that Spacedrive accounts for. They often have a finite amount of storage capacity. Learn more →


A Space is a virtual storage container that can be used to organize and share files. Spaces are be collaberative and shared with other users. Learn more →